11:57 a.m. Many lights on York Road are out. Drivers should treat all non-working lights as stop signs.
Baltimore County residents woke up to some surreal sights and sounds this morning, from toppled power lines to the chainsaws in the streets.
And, of course, the wind, which is expected to keep roaring at tropical storm force through Sunday evening.
Maryland is through most of the storm, with rain expected to end in just a couple of hours, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Baltimore County emergency officials reported just one death overnight, in an apartment fire in the unit block of Straw Hat Road in Owings Mills. More information on the cause or the victim was not immediately available.
Overnight, fire crews rescued a man trapped in his Brooklandville home when a tree fell on it. Firefighters used a crane to move trees that fell through a woman's home on Keller Avenue. The man was taken to an unidentified hospital and a woman who was not trapped was taken to Sinai Hospital for minor injuries.
In Bowley's Quarters, where officials were prepared for flooding similar to Tropical Storm Isabel in 2003, downed trees appear to be a far more major concern.
According to BGE, as of 8 a.m. Sunday, more than 420,000 customers in its service area were without power, including more than 133,000 in Baltimore County. The utility has warned that it could take multiple days to restore power to all customers.
Here are some important numbers you may need today:
|Downed trees (Baltimore County)||410-887-2523|
|Downed trees or clogged storm drains (Baltimore City)||311|
|Downed power lines||410-685-0123|
Patch will be working throughout the day, talking to officials and checking out the aftermath of the hurricane.
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